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Dane Yates | I'm Still Here

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 10:05:00 AM

I’m Still Here is an audio-visual, biographical work arranged and produced by Dane Yates, musician, composer and nephew of Geraldton resident Clare Lynch. In this semi-automatic, collaborative composition with Dane, Clare reflects on key moments in her life, while initiating a dialogue around the lived experience of Alzheimer’s disease and disability. 

Yates had the idea of working with Aunty Clare to create a work which would enable her to express her own artistic voice, creating a lasting and resounding artistic testimony of her life. Over two small developments between 2019 and 2020, Yates recorded Aunty Clare’s keyboard improvisations which was then digitally-arranged into a semi-autobiographical audio-visual work; this work details and reflects on key moments in Aunty Clare’s life, as well as broaching a discussion around the lived experience of Alzheimer’s Disease which is celebratory, emotionally resonant, relaxed and nostalgic.

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